Advantages of a large number of threads cf other approaches?

Shawn Pearce <>
Thu Feb 19 07:17:55 CET 2004


Here's the problem:  that's at least 3 different methods!

Can we say "#ifdef" ? :-)

Vance Shipley <> wrote:
> 
> You can to this list:
> 
>    Solaris-style:  doors
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 08:41:03PM -0600, Scott Lystig Fritchie wrote:
> }  
> }  System V-style:
> }  	Both sides open a pipe.
> }  	The sending process uses an ioctl(2) call to pass the
> }  	descriptor across the pipe.
> }  	The receiving process uses ioctl(2) to get the descriptor.
> }  
> }  BSD-style:
> }  	Both sides open a UNIX domain socket (pipe OK too?).
> }  	The sending process formats a magic "struct msghdr" structure,
> }  	then sends it using sendmsg(2) across the UNIX domain socket.
> }  	The receiving process uses recvmsg(2) creates a similar
> }  	structure and uses recvmsg(2) to get the descriptor.
> }  
> }  -Scott

-- 
Shawn.

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